Meet our new friend, Julian Galloway, an eight-year-old sheepdog in training

HOUSTON, TX – With all the things going on around us, we often spend a lot of time hoping and praying that the law enforcement community is working diligently to protect us. Every now and then, we need to be reminded that in the midst of the protection, our emergency responders also live to serve.

This story is one of those reminders.

Julian Galloway is an eight-year-old from Corpus Christi, Texas, with his dad servinga s a member of the Corpus Christi Police Department. And now, this vivacious little boy, with “an infectious laugh and a smile of pure joy,” is an honorary police officer as well.

Law Enforcement Today was introduced to Julian through our friends at Relentless Defender. Recently, LET got to spend the day with him and his family, along with our partners at Primary Arms who coordinated with the Houston Police Department and members of their SWAT team.

But for this young man, his dreams of actually swearing in and becoming a commissioned peace officer may not be fulfilled. Julian has been in a four-year battle with medulloblastoma. According to the Mayo Clinic, this particular type of brain cancer is extremely rare and can happen at any age, but most often occurs in young children.

Julian has been fighting with all he has to beat this disease, having overcome cancer twice before. Unfortunately, he recently suffered a terminal relapse. In other words, Julian needs a miracle to be able to survive. Fortunately, many of us believe that miracles still happen.

“He is terminal. He has had four great years, and hopefully has at least another great year on top of that,” his dad, Lee Galloway told LET. 

As referenced previously, Julian and his family were recently hosted by the HPD and others, and our cameras were rolling.

The love and compassion shown to this child and his family should serve as a reminder of how close our law enforcement families are to the communities in which they live and work.

“For us to be able to show him a little of what we do, and put a smile on his face, it was well worth it,” said Brandon Hollis of the HPD SWAT team.

The day was made possible by the HPD, Law Enforcement Today, and our friends at Primary Arms. Watching the video, it is close to impossible to miss the infectiousness of Julian’s strength, courage and determination.

We ask that you all join the LET family in praying for Julian and his family. We believe that miracles can happen through prayer.

A campaign website has been set up on the Help A Hero website. There us a current goal to raise at least $30,000 to assist the Galloway family with the rising cost of Julian’s treatment and care.

According to the campaign page, “[Julian] continues to battle the disease with his no fear attitude and the love and support of family and friends. He makes regular trips to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The past three and a half years of this cancer battle has taken a toll on every aspect of life for our family of five and we don’t ask for help lightly. Your gracious prayers are needed and any contributions help ease the stress of constant travel, medical bills and help make memories of an all too short lifetime for Julian. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Click the following link to learn more about Help a Hero, who they are, and why they do what they do.

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